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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Chart based on 119 repairs.

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

Chart based on 60 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Alabama, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

93000 mi

US $2000
Replaced 1 cat converter. And ball joint. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Colorado, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2010
Apr 2010

120000 mi

US $1500
catalytic converter was bad 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2011
Mar 2010

100500 mi
rear brake lights switch needed to be replaced 
Sep 2011

118000 mi

US $1300
replaced AC compressor and lines replaced emblem 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Turkey
Sep 2009 - Mar 2014
Mar 2010

94860 mi

$500
drivers side exhaust manifold replaced. Part was an upgraded part by mercedes with new part number 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2014
Jan 2010

108700 mi

US $100
Left rear window regulator failed 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in West Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Oct 2009

80000 mi
During routine maintenance technician discovered a valve cover seeping. They are supposedly contacting my extended aftermarket warranty company trying to get them to pay for the repair. Rear window power sunshade is malfunctioning. They are supposedly contacting my extended aftermarket warranty company to see if they will cover the repairs. Requires a new part, they cannot fix it. 
Mar 2011

88000 mi
The power rear window sunshade material was bunching up instead of disappearing into the cargo shelf like it is supposed to. Car underwent inspection by warranty company, work approved, new part ordered and installed. Both valve covers have been leaking for several months and were gradually getting worse. Warranty company inspected and authorized the replacement of both sides gaskets. The sunroof wind deflector will not raise on its own. The tech said a vinyl strip became stiff and prevents its proper operation. His opinion was too expensive to pay for myself and the warranty company refused to authorize this. 
May 2011

89000 mi
I had the car in 30 days before my aftermarket warranty expires. Trunk lock was frozen and the tech lubed and fixed it. Waiting for warranty company to approve a couple of other things. No charges yet because the R.O. remains open. 
Jun 2011

89000 mi

US $150
Rubber insulation fell off the GPS antenna. The shield is not available by itself so I had to order the painted cap that comes with the antenna shield and the underlying gasket. The rain sensing wiper is not working properly. They installed a new sensor but that did not help. They are now trying to locate the service manual (theirs was discarded) to see if there is any adaptation (programming) required. 
Aug 2011

90000 mi

US $500
I ordered the parts and the tech installed the cap for the GPS antenna (rubber tip broke off) and the photo-chromatic glass for the driver's side mirror (was darkening). The tech finally had the service manual and my intermttant wiper problem is diagnosed as the aftermarket windshield. This was still covered by the warranty. 
Oct 2011

91000 mi

US $200
I had a check engine light and a P0170 code that indicated a possible failed MAF. A friend loaned me one, I swapped them, and that seemed to fix it. I then bought one and installed it myself; problem solved. 
Feb 2012

93000 mi
The power rear sunshade malfunctioned again. This is the 2nd time I have had this replaced and I am told they are unrepairable. The last time the aftermarket warranty covered this and this time the 12/12,000 MB warranty did. 
Mar 2012

93000 mi
Although I didn't have any known problems I went in for their free safety inspection. I was told that both front ball joints have some play in them. The tech said this is very common. 
Sep 2012

96000 mi
Second tech also said I needed new ball joints. Then I got my preferred tech, and he said the other two techs were trying to "hose" me. The other two techs are no longer working there. 
Jan 2013

97000 mi

US $545
I had a check engine light and the dealer found 2 problems. The crankshaft position sensor was bad and also an oxygen sensor (right front). I received a 10% discount because I had a coupon. 
Jun 2014

104000 mi

US $65
The fuel filler cap tether broke so I bought the part from the dealer and they replaced that free because I bought the part there (cap + tether come as one part) along with a tire rotation. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

127000 mi

US $1200
Catalytic converter failed on one side. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011
Oct 2009

74400 mi
Electrical leak drained battery. Replaced old aftermarket battery with new OEM unit from dealer for $400. Also unhooked integrated carphone, possible source of leak. Replaced 2 HID headlight bulbs. Installed permanent battery charger connection. 
Feb 2010

77780 mi
Intermittent engine non-starting (cranking, but not catching) resulted in CEL. Code described "crank position sensor". Code cleared, no charge. Repair to be made at later date with replacement sensor, problem not critical, will live with for now. 
Mar 2010

78740 mi

C $300
Loss of power when engine hot, cranked but wouldn't fire until cool. Crank position sensor replaced. 
Jul 2011

94860 mi

C $1900
Left-front wheel bearing heat-fused to hub, severely hamping wheel rotation. Two parts could not be separated in shop, whole assembly replaced. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

88040 mi

C $750
Replace crankshaft sensor. Problem found in computer memory. Cost to repair $350. Front brakes/rotors, also B service. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Great Britain
Oct 2009 - Jul 2011
Nov 2009

48000 mi

£1479
Driver noticed unusual noise from front of engine. Diagnosed by shop as water pump bearing failure and water pump replaced. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Repair Histories

63 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 29 of these members (46%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 119 repairs to 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Classes--an average of 1.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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